I should have taken a picture. In my basket were: breast pads, maxi pads, and....B.en and Jerr.y's chocolate fudge brownie. Yum! I went with the self-scan for checkout. I did not need some cashier discussing me in the break room later on.
Thanks for all your sweet comments. Nice to know that my shopping trip last week paid off! I love that shirt I was wearing. Going to have to find a few more times to fit it in.
The shower was beautiful. My sis-in-law, cousin, and college friend threw it and they did an amazing job! And we got so much stuff! Everyone was so amazingly generous. It was wonderful to have so many people I love there celebrating little Q.
Speaking of stuff, my friend also filled her car with all of her leftover "necessities" she is giving to us. Generous yes but she has a very liberal version of necessity. I mentioned that we were going the minimalist route, not only because we don't have a ton of space but also because I feel very strongly that an infant does not need cashmere, or a bouncy seat with an ip.od hook-up, etc, etc. I also told her some things we already had that other people had given us. Her necessities included 2 bouncy seats (told her we already had one for our house and one for my mom), a swing (told her we didn't have room), a travel swing (really???), dry clean only baby clothes (what??) and some other ridiculous things. And in case you were wondering, she lives in a very wealthy Connecticut suburb. Makes sense now, right?
The day after the shower my cousin, who is a photojournalist but does other photography on the side, took some maternity pictures. I was against the idea of them at first but realized that I want some memory of this. And I would have not been comfortable being bare-bellied in front of anyone else. They came out amazing, still not sure if I'll have the guts to post any other them or not though. If any of you FL ladies (she lives around T.ampa) are interested, she really is fantastic.
Saturday is a big milestone....full term, 37 weeks! I've been making a conscious effort to enjoy the last few weeks. I'm afraid I'm going to resent the fact that I was so scared in the beginning and kept rushing it along. I'm also afraid that she's going to come before we're ready! I still haven't packed a bag, haven't finished buying everything, our to do list is VERY long. So long that I broke it down into deadlines. Things that have to be done before she comes and things that can wait. Because otherwise it was way too overwhelming.
Had my 37 week appt today. Was negative for the group B strep, for some reason this test didn't even bother me and was probably the only thing I didn't worry about this entire time. I'm at the point that I just want her to come out healthy, if that meant I had to be on antibiotics beforehand, so be it. Only thing that upset me at the appointment was that on the scale, they almost had to move the big one on the bottom over a notch. Mr H so did not get why this made me upset and gave me the whole, it's the baby, you'll lose the weight speech. Rationally, I get all that, but there is something about jumping into that next category that upsets me. Also because I don't only have the pregnancy weight to lose (26 lbs so far) but also the 30 infertility pounds. Those are really the kicker! So of course, since I'm bummed about the numbers on the scale, what do I do....go to the store to buy boob pads and ice cream!!! Very good choice, right??